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overstrain Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun too much strain
  2. verb strain excessively
    overextend.
    • He overextended himself when he accepted the additional assignment
WordNet

O`ver*strain" intransitive verb
Wordforms
imperfect & past participle Overstrained ; present participle & verbal noun Overstraining
Definitions
  1. To strain one's self to excess. Dryden.
O`ver*strain" transitive verb
Definitions
  1. To stretch or strain too much; as to overstrain one's nerves. Ayliffe.

Webster 1913